Thursday, December 18, 2014

There are so many alternatives out there for design/decorating. 
I'll often see something I love and then try to find a budget friendly version.
Above is an example of how you can get the same look and feel for a fraction of the higher end price.

Happy Decorating!
lips print                              lips print
gourd lamp                         gourd lamp
urchin asterisk                   urchin objet
3 drawer dresser               3 drawer dresser
head board                        head board
ikat pillow                         ikat pillow
HIGH                                    LOW

Hawaii Inspired (And a Giveaway!)

Friday, December 12, 2014

I've teamed up with Escape Monthly for a great give away. 
They recently sent me a Hawaii box to try out and I loved it!
My Dad is from Hawaii and I have a good amount of family living there as well (so it's close to my heart) while I have yet to travel there, it was lovely receiving a box full of Hawaiian goods to get me in the Aloha spirit.

I also thought it would fun to do a Hawaiian inspired mood board featuring decor items :)

Enter to win an Escape Monthly box here (Giveaway is for Instagram only)

How to enter:
* Post a photo of a place you would like to escape to 

Good Luck!

Gift Guide 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas time is upon on us and with that comes family, friends, food, joy and gift giving. The last few years both sides of my family have been doing Secret Santa which is really lovely because you don't feel overwhelmed with having to get everyone a gift yet everyone gives & receives.

It saves lots of time, stress and money! 

I've compiled a gift guide of interesting and practical gifts for your giftees (or for yourself!)
and they're all under $50 :)

Instagram Giveaway!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Are you on Instagram? 
In celebration of reaching 2k followers, I'm giving away a $79 E-Design package.
 To enter: Tag 3 friends in the comments

Find Penny Jark at @pennyjarkinteriors

Go Wild!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Add these safari elements to your home or outfit and GO WILD!

cheetah print | antelope objet | coasters | throw | pillows | zebra dish | giraffe earrings 

Is Interior Design superficial???

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The humanitarian aspect of me asks this question often. Interior Design is my profession but there really is so much more to it. I'm talking about the fulfilling side of design, the feeling I have when a client is really happy in their new space and how healing it can be for them. 

The editor Robert Leleux (of my favorite design mag Domino) puts it perfectly in this editor's letter:

"There are I'm aware, those who believe interior design is a frivolous pursuit . And on a certain level, I suppose I see what they mean. But there's really nothing vain or easy about the desire to create a warm and happy place for you and your loved ones to land. So much of the time you spend with people you love occurs within your four walls, among pieces of furniture that are always more than wood and fabric and stuffing. Theres's that great Gloria Vanderbilt line, "Decorating is autobiography." That's true because the real, inevitable point of your interiors is that they are wonderfully and inescapably you -because as you develop, so does your home".

Isn't that beautifully said? 

So...Is Interior Design superficial? 

 In some instances design can definitely be superficial and utilize form over function, but any time a space gets a makeover it makes you feel something, doesn't it?

And feelings are very REAL things :)


Friday, October 31, 2014

There's nothing like swapping out a rug and adding art to shake up a space!
#1 A funky Ombre rug and abstract art renders a fun & glamorous feel.
#2 Switching out the Ombre rug for a neutral gray stripe and nature inspired art add a sophisticated earthy look in no time!

Wishing you all a safe & fun Halloween Weekend! 

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